Monday, June 24, 2013

Short Takes

Deep South Magazine praises our two new books on Medgar Evers, telling "anyone who wants to learn more about the history of the Civil Rights Movement and quiet bravery of Medgar Evers [to] pick up [Minrose] Gwin's book [REMEMBERING MEDGAR EVERS]." Frank X Walker's TURN ME LOOSE is described as "a powerful tribute."

Congratulations to BEAR DOWN, BEAR NORTH author Melinda Moustakis! Her story "They Find the Drowned" from her Flannery O'Connor Award-winning collection has won a 2013 O. Henry Award. The story will appear in the 2013 O. Henry Prize Stories book in September.

Congratulations to Ren and Helen Davis, authors of ATLANTA'S OAKLAND CEMETERY! They are the recipients of the 49th Georgia Author of the Year Award in the Specialty Book category. Congratulations to Dorinda Dallmeyer, Janisse Ray, and James Holland! Their book, ALTAMAHA, was a finalist for the Georgia Author of the Year Award.
Our friends at the Southern Foodways Alliance are busy with another new project: A Spoken Dish. As NPR reports, "the Southern Foodways Alliance is teaming up with Whole Foods Market and Georgia Organics in this video storytelling project as a way to celebrate and document food memories and rituals of the American South." The Southern Foodways Alliance is also partnering with the Press on the new Southern Foodways Alliance Series. The first book in the series, THE LARDER, will be available this October.

Antipode praises David Correia's PROPERTIES OF VIOLENCE, calling it, "[E]ngaged, critical, historical geography as it ought to be done."

"THE INVISIBLES blends magic realism and mystery fiction, and throughout the entire collection Sheehy uses genre combinations dynamically, whether to establish narrative frame or mood or to inflect the interiority of a main character. . . . Sheehy’s stories, by creating continual intersections between the fantastic and the real, find a novel way to seize upon the moments of change that test the relationship of the individual will with the outside world."—Kenyon Review

The latest issue of UGAResearch Magazine features HUMMINGBIRD SLEEP by Coleman Barks in the media shelf section. The poetry in HUMMINGBIRD SLEEP "is a quiet, sometimes humorous examination of the meanings of identity, language and perception."